If you follow me on twitter, or were a recipient of my recent e-mail blast, you may have already heard the news. Starting this coming Sunday, September 21st, reviewedbymarkleonard will become a regular feature on national radio stations! Although I’m a 20+ year broadcast professional, some of my blog followers in the United States and around the world, will now have the opportunity to hear my voice live. And what you’ll be listening to, are radio-friendly 60-second bites, of my written reviews that you already find here on the blog. But that’s not all! Plans are in place to incorporate lengthy “live chats”, that will focus on big events like the Academy Awards, and breaking news…like the recent tragic deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Starting Sunday, I’ll be taking on the role of Film & Arts Contributor for the three-hour program “America Weekend with Ed Kalegi”. Ed is a seasoned broadcaster, who I’ve been associated with over the years, and he recently asked me if I would be interested in being a part of his show. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse! “America Weekend with Ed Kalegi” is broadcast Sundays from 9 AM to 12 PM in a number of U.S. cities. It is also available nationally and internationally via iHeart Radio. You can also access a “Listen Live” link on the web at http://www.supertalk.fm/shows. Segments of the program will also be available On Demand on iHeart Radio, by searching “America Weekend”.
“America Weekend with Ed Kalegi” recently aired extensive interviews with broadcast legend Dick Cavett, and “Back to the Future” heart-throb, Lea Thompson. Both chats were entertaining and informative. Ed Kalegi is a multi-faceted and talented individual, who brings great enthusiasm and energy to radio—his longtime passion. I’m thrilled to be taken on as a contributor to his program, and I’m looking forward to broadcasts focusing on the exciting, upcoming fall film season, as well as the glut of award shows and festivals on the horizon. Meanwhile, you’ll still find my regular updates, right here on the blog, with periodic mentions of recent and upcoming broadcasts. My very first review on Sunday will focus on the current indie hit, “Boyhood”. Thank you all for your continued support…and I hope you’ll tune in!